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5 are arrested, 3 are charged for brutal beating of elderly man An extensive manhunt for people suspected of robbing and injuring an 82-year-old man near Swedeborg last Friday ended with the arrest of five suspects.  By Tuesday afternoon, three of them were charged. Sheriff Ron Long says the search ended when the final suspect was apprehended about 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Long says the investigation also led to the arrest of five other people, for whom investigators will ...

Breaking news: Bomb shows up in eastern Greene County Greene County sheriff's deputies, detectives and the Springfield Fire Department bomb squad are investigating the discovery of a military grade bomb that was found at an abandoned property between Strafford and Rogersville on Tuesday.  The bomb is in the area of the 9800 block of East Charity Drive. ---- Information from Greene County Sheriff's Department Facebook site. ...

Casting Crowns will perform at JQH Arena JQH Arena said Tuesday that contemporary Christian musicians Casting Crowns will perform here on Oct. 31.  Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the JQH Arena Box Office, by phone at (417) 836-7678, or online at www.missouristatetix.com. Ticket Prices are $75, $40, and $25, plus handling fees.  Groups of 10 or more can get the $25 seats for $18. ...

Sample ballots for elections on Aug. 5 Find your county in the list and click on the link for a copy of the sample ballot for the elections on Aug. 5 in Missouri.  Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.  Absentee balloting must be done at your county clerk's office by 5 p.m. on Aug. 4. Barry County sample ballot Benton County sample ballot Camden County sample ballot Christian County sample ...

Daycare employees discover homemade bombs near playground Daycare employees in Bolivar faced a scary situation Monday morning when one of them found several homemade bombs just feet from their childcare center.  It happened at Kiddee Korral on Holt and Laverne in Bolivar. "The safety of the kids, very, it's our main concern," said Rhonda Hibbitt, an employee at Kiddee Korral. The daycare's director made the unexpected discovery in a lot behind the center's playground ...

Fisherman catches alligator in Missouri pond A man fishing in a small subdivision pond in suburban St. Louis might have expected to catch bass or crappie, but certainly not an alligator. Conservation officials say Walter Bushmann was fishing Monday in a pond in the Summit subdivision of St. Charles when he caught an alligator estimated to be 2 to 4 years old.   The Missouri Department of Conservation says it was a pet ...



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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids
FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, up 14 points since May and on par with concern about the issue in May 2010, when Arizona's passage of a strict anti-immigration measure brought the issue to national prominence. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)McALLEN, Texas (AP) — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.

US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty
In this Dec. 8, 1987, file photo, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, right, shakes hands with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev after the two leaders signed the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty to eliminate intermediate-range missiles during a ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington. In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on July 28, 2014, of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia's intervention in Ukraine and Russia's grant of asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.(AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama's hopes to burnish his legacy with deeper cuts to nuclear arsenals.

American Express 2Q profit rises 9 percent
FILE - In this July 19, 2011 file photo, passers-by walk past an American Express logo near the entrance to a bank in the Harvard Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass. American Express Co.. reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)American Express Co.'s net income grew 9 percent in the second quarter, as spending by cardholders increased and the credit card issuer set aside less money to cover potential credit losses. A one-time gain related to the company's business travel division also helped boost results.

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little
Clean air advocates cheer as Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, speaks at a rally outside an Environmental Protection Agency hearing, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Utility and coal companies are expected to argue Tuesday against proposals from the Obama administration that would force a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030 from 2005 levels. The EPA is holding three public hearings on the proposal in Atlanta, Denver and Washington. (AP Photo/David Goldman)DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma
FILE - This, June 24, 2014, file photo shows people swimming on a sunny day at Mission Beach in San Diego. Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.